Sin - Transgression of the Law of God

Sin - What is Sin?

I wanted to get a better grasp on what sin is. I know that sin is the transgression of the law and I want to know more. I know that I can learn alot about something by reading the word in the context of the Bible. Thankfully the Bible uses the proper understanding of the word and doesn't try to twist concepts that describe God and His will.

I know that some people claim that all sin is only against God. I have evidence against this in the Bible. The Bible teaches that we can sin against others.

Not Doing Well Invites Sin

Gen_4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.

Sin Grieves God

Gen_18:20 And the LORD said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievous;

Sin Can Be Brought On Others

Gen_20:9 Then Abimelech called Abraham, and said unto him, What hast thou done unto us? and what have I offended thee, that thou hast brought on me and on my kingdom a great sin? thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done.

We Can Ask Someone What Our Sin is, Why They are Upset With Us

Gen_31:36 And Jacob was wroth, and chode with Laban: and Jacob answered and said to Laban, What is my trespass? what is my sin, that thou hast so hotly pursued after me?

Many Things Can Be a Sin Against God

Gen_39:9 There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

I may be able to think I am "getting away with something" but God knows.

I Can Sin Against Others

Gen_42:22 And Reuben answered them, saying, Spake I not unto you, saying, Do not sin against the child; and ye would not hear? therefore, behold, also his blood is required.

Sin of Others Against Us Can Be Forgiven

Gen_50:17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.

Forgiving others of their sin when they ask does not mean that what they did was not evil.

I Can Sin Against Man and God

Exo 10:16 Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the LORD your God, and against you. Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and intreat the LORD your God, that he may take away from me this death only.

Fear Can Help Keep Me From Sinning

Exo_20:20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

Bad People Can Cause Me to Sin Against God

Exo_23:33 They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.

Their Were Offerings for Sin in the Mosaic Covenant

Exo_29:14 But the flesh of the bullock, and his skin, and his dung, shalt thou burn with fire without the camp: it is a sin offering.
Other People Can Cause Us to Sin Against Them
Exo_32:21 And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?

Atonement was Made For Sin in the Mosaic Covenant

Exo_32:30 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.

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